California’s preterm birth rate declines

United States of America HNN Team

Preterm birth, defined as before 37 weeks of pregnancy, is a serious health problem that costs the United States more than $26 billion annually.

Health Experts Call On Government To Train More Midwives

Kenya HNN Team

“This is not sufficient to cater for the country’s 40 million people and as a result many rural pregnant women have to walk long distance in order to deliver safely.”

India: Health bulletins in 5 languages with community radio station

India HNN Team

The radio station seeks to foster awareness about health issues like infant mortality rate, maternal mortality rate, family planning, immunization programmes and sanitation.

U.N. Report Says Progress for Women Is Unequal

Nigeria, Democratic Republic of the Congo, India HNN Team

In poor countries, for instance, pregnancy and childbirth are the leading cause of death among young women ages 15 to 19.

Recognizing Excellence in Midwifery

Nominations are now open!

Seasonal Migration Frustrates Ethiopia’s Family Planning

Ethiopia HNN Team

Ethiopia’s Demographic and Health Survey shows that the unmet need for contraceptives in this Horn of Africa nation now stands at 25.3 percent.

Indian infant deaths: high but falling steadily

India HNN Team

Public expenditure on health remains woeful, accounting for just 1.2 percent of gross domestic product, according to Paul Vinod from AIIMS hospital in New Delhi.

Ghana: Every town to have midwives and health nurses

Ghana HNN Team

Ms Ayitey said family planning would be added to the package for free maternal health service under the National Health Insurance Scheme.

Group asks Nigerian government to honour its health commitment

Nigeria HNN Team

AMHiN is a national coalition of Civil Society Organizations, Media and Professional Bodies committed to promoting accountability and transparency in the health sector.

Pakistan: Maternal, neonatal mortality: Low-cost innovations can save lives

Pakistan HNN Team

Most often the best excuse the government advances for the failure is financial constraint, but there are cost-effective innovations and methods that could help save millions of lives.